Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
I am writing this on the day of the eclipse! Hope everyone has protective eye gear, although the best views will likely be on TV since VT is not on the major sweep. We came back from Lake George around 10:00 PM last night and glancing at the beautiful starry night sky, I remembered why I love living here.
I do want to remind folks that the senior passes to National Parks are going from $10 to $80 at the end of the month. I understand that Marsh Billings in Woodstock is out of passes, as are many other sites. They are, however, offering rain checks between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM if you are interested.
As summer winds down there are many happenings taking place, especially at the Coolidge Historic Site. On Sunday, 8/27 Abigail Charbeneau and Susan Cobb will be playing duets for the third Grace Coolidge Musicale at 4:00 PM. The concert is free although donations are appreciated.
Coming up on Labor Day Weekend, get ready for another fantastic Shakespeare Alive! A Bard-Based Variety Show at noon on 9/2 in the Union Christian Church, presented by the Stand Up Shakespeare Company . If you have never been to one of these performances you are in for a real treat. You will need to have your “thinking cap” on, however, for this marvelous, fast-paced and funny show. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Shakespeare-With-Benefits-Stand-Up-Shakespeare-469550256419634/ for more information.
Also, please note the 13th annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival taking place from 2:00 – 5:00 on both 9/2 and 9/3. Thanks to Jay Ottaway for organizing this wonderful group of entertainers. Please bring non-perishable food items for the VT Food Bank and come enjoy some lively music in this wonderful outdoor venue.
There will be much more going on at the Historic Site over the holiday weekend, so come relish the lovely scenery, the history, various food offerings and the friendly atmosphere. Lots to do for everyone!